Velma Jean Eckhart
Augusta, GA – Velma Jean Eckhart, 76, entered into rest Friday, October 15, 2021, at the downtown VA Hospital.
Mrs. Eckhart, daughter of the late Margaret Adams Eckhart and Alvin Eckhart, was born in Clay, PA. She served in and retired from the United States Army. She also retired from Augusta University Hospital, being employed since 1983. She was a member of Warren Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Rene Y. Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrew Mitchell (Nicole), Morgan Martin, Jonifer Martin II, Alyssa Martin, Christofer Martin (Kynesha), Kaelyn Mitchell, Markeisha Robinson; eighteen great grandchildren; fur baby, Rocko; brother, Glenn Eckhart (Lois); sisters, Donna Mease (Les), Darlene Eckhart; several nieces and nephews; her many special friends, which include Sue
Andrews and Kewanda Lanham, whom she thought of like sisters.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 25, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907 or VFW Post # 12190, 4290 Triangle Industrial drive, Evans, GA 30809.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.
Rest in peace wonderful lady. You were a great evening/night supervisor when I first met you at MCG in 1991. An angel of mercy is finally at home.
Velma was greatly loved and respected by many and she will be missed. I’m so sorry that we lost contact after she retired. Because of that I missed years and time that I could have had with her. Because of Jesus I know I’ll see her again.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I knew Velma from our Army days together and then after we retired we worked together at MCG. She was a devoted nurse and worked well with everyone to make sure her colleagues and patients were well taken care of. She was a joy to know.
I was so blessed to have been mentored by you in my career and so sad to hear of your passing. I know you are at home with the Lord. Thank you Velma. You are one of the greats!